Covering The Basics For Scrapbooking Beginners

The world of scrapbooking is an often overlooked hobby that can be incredibly rewarding, creative and fun. If you are considering trying out scrapbooking for yourself, though, it can be a lot to take in at once.

From generating ideas to actually creating scrapbooks, there is a lot to think about. Thankfully, this post is here to help equip you with some great ideas to get you started. So, if you are a novice scrapbooker looking for some ideas on where to start, then read on.

Generate Ideas For A Theme

Creating a good scrapbook is all about creating a visual journey that is both beautiful and memorable. The best way to kick start this creative process is to think about what type of themes will work well in a scrapbook format. Think back to important moments in your own life that you would like to capture in scrap form.

hand made scrapbooking post card and tools lying on a table

hand made scrapbooking post card and tools lying on a table

A common pitfall for novice scrappers is trying to do too much, so start small. Think of a solitary event or moment that you can focus your scrapbook page on. Better yet, you can focus on one aspect of one event – like the funniest moments at a birthday party. This is much easier than trying to cram the entire day into a scrapbook, especially for beginners.

 

Select A Good Album Size

There are a lot of different scrapbook size formats available, but the most popular are 12” x 12” and 8.5” x 11”. As a result of their popularity, these sizes tend to feature a lot of variety in design and the type of paper used. With that in mind, you should be able to find a perfect match for what you are wanting to do.

 

As a rule of thumb, 12” x 12” pages are great for photographs or additional flair and design. If you feel that it is too much space, though, then err on the side of caution and get the 8.5” x 11” pages.

 

 

Select Your Layout

This is the part of scrapbooking that lets you spread your creative wings – the layout and design. It can be overwhelming, particularly if you don’t have a specific layout in mind. The best way to handle this is to mess around with different layouts and designs.

hand made scrapbooking post card and tools lying on a table

hand made scrapbooking post card and tools lying on a table

To help decide on a good layout, consider where the focal point of the page will be. If you have any pictures that you want to include but are too big, do not be afraid of trimming them to the right size. Finally, if you are truly scratching your head for a good idea, have a look through our blog to get some great scrapbooking ideas for beginners.

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